Giessen University PhD Scholarships in Germany, 2018-2019

Applications are invited for Giessen University PhD Scholarships in Germany. Applications are open for international students to pursue PhD degree for 2018-19 academic year.

Giessen University’s International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), co-funded by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year, structured PhD-programme in the study of culture.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : February 2018
Study in : Germany
Providers : Giessen University
Course Level : PhD degree
Field of Study : All subjects

Benefits for Giessen University PhD Scholarships:

  • The Ph.D. scholarship period starts on October 1, 2018, and includes a monthly stipend of approximately €1,468 (plus family allowances when applicable). Scholarships are offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions, each of one year. The GCSC supports young researchers with families: appointees with children under the age of twelve are eligible for renewals of up to four years.
  • Number of Scholarships: The GCSC invites applications for one of the up to 11 Ph.D. scholarships available.
  • Nationality: German and international

Eligibility for Giessen University PhD Scholarships:

  • Eligible Countries: German and international applicants are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • We invite applications from students who graduated with excellent marks (from two-year research-track master’s programmes in one of the GCSC’s academic subjects* or  the arts/humanities, cultural studies or social sciences no longer than two years ago as well as from students who expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours M.A. degree (or the equivalent).
    • The GCSC encourages applications which make a significant contribution to the study of culture in various historical contexts, including contemporary phenomena. An international research perspective, i.e. international study experience, is an advantage.
    • The GCSC’s working languages are German and English, and applicants must be fluent in at least one of them; knowledge of both is an advantage and should be acquired during the scholarship period.
    • The GCSC focuses its research within the following Research Areas*: Research Area 1: Cultural Memory Studies | Research Area 2: Cultural Narratologies | Research Area 3: Cultural Transformation and Performativity Studies | Research Area 4: Visual and Material Culture Studies | Research Area 5: Media and Multiliteracy Studies | Research Area 6: Cultural Identities | Research Area 7: Global Studies and Politics of Space | Research Area 8: Cultures of Knowledge, Research and Education.
    • In addition, the GCSC has established five research groups organized around “emerging topics” that are expected to contribute to the research profile by establishing and strengthening links to neighboring disciplines as well as to emerging topics in contemporary public discourse. Thus far, Emerging Topic Groups have been established on “Ecology”, “Migration”, „Religion” and “Life Sciences”.
  • English Language Requirements: The GCSC’s working languages are German and English, and applicants must be fluent in at least one of them; knowledge of both is an advantage and should be acquired during the scholarship period.

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